A couple months ago, I went to the dentist to get one of my teeth worked on. The rest need work too (fillings, two root canals, and one crown), and the dentist asked us what we would be able to pay for. We're not insured, nor rich, so my mom said she had about $1000 to spend.
We went back today for a couple fillings, and the total for THAT alone came to $700! It was a plan to stretch everything out over a long period of time, so that requires a lot of visits with smaller expenses. How do fillings come out to be $700? They printed up a total estimate of everything (the root canals, crown, etc), and it was nearly $5,000! That does not include everything else we have already paid for.
My mom cried. We don't have that kind of money. We said $1000 at the start.
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